Chinese Bhel

Chinese Bhel is an interesting and delicious fusion recipe made with fried noodles tossed with freshly  sliced onion, carrots, cabbage and bell pepper. Along with lots of Chinese flavors like soy sauce and schezwan sauce. Chinese Bhel is a popular street food in Mumbai, India.  Chinese Bhel is adapted from Chinese dish Veg Chopsuey, transformed a bit and made as a  fusion recipe according to Indian taste buds. 

Today for the final day of Week 2, am here with an  amazing dish " Chinese Bhel " under the theme " Fusion at its best". Here goes the recipe.......


Hakka Noodles 1 packet
Sliced onion 1/4 cup
Sliced Bell pepper 1/4 cup
Chopped green onion 3 spoons
Sliced carrots 1/4 cup
Shredded Cabbage 1/4 cup
Schezwan  sauce 3 tsp
Tomato ketchup 2 1 1/2 tsp
Soy Sauce 1 teaspoon
Fresh cilantro / coriander 2 spoons
Salt to taste
Oil for deep frying


Boil 3 cups water in a big pot with 1 spoon oil in it.
Once the water bubbles add the hakka noodles and cook for 6-7 m…

Chicken Tikka Pizza with Naan

Chicken Tikka is a Chicken dish originating from the Punjab region, which is in the Northern part of India. The boneless chicken cubes or pieces are marinated in some fresh masala, fresh yogurt along with salt to taste. The pieces are typically skewered and baked, or can be cooked on stove  top too with minimal usage of oil. Chicken tikka is served in dry and gravy form too along with some Naan ( Indian Bread ).

Naan is a oven baked flatbread found in mainly in Indian Cuisine and Caribbean Cuisine. The recipe involves mixing of wheat or white wheat, active dry yeast, salt and water. The dough is kneaded for few minutes and set aside to rise for few hours. Once the dough is rises, its divided into balls and flattened and then baked. We also add some different flavors to the Naan. The most famous ones are Butter Naan and Garlic Naan.

Pizza is a savory dish of Italian Cuisine, usually round flattened base of wheat based dough topped with Tomato sauce and cheese and baked at a very high tem…

Idly Satay

Satay or Sate is a Indonesian word, which means a dish of seasoned , skewered and grilled meat and served with Sauce. It is a Indonesian dish, also popular in Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore. Satay may consist of Diced or sliced chicken, goat, fish or pork. The meat is either grilled or barbecued  and then served with various sauces. The most common sauce served is soy and peanut sauce, this peanut sauce is also called as Satay sauce.

Coming to today's dish and the theme I choose for this weeks Blogging Marathon. "Fusion at the best" is my theme for the week. Fusion food is a general term for the combination of various forms of cookery and comes in several forms. Regional fusion combines different cuisines of the region or sub-region. Asian fusion restaurants, which combine the various cuisines of different Asian countries.  So my today's dish is a combination of 2 Asian countries, India and Indonesia. 

Idly is a popular dish in Southern part of India. It is a steamed…

Pineapple Rava Kesari

Maha Shivratri is a Hindu Festival celebrated annually in honour of Lord Shiva. There is a Shivratri in every lunar- solar month of the Hindu calendar but once a year in late winter around February / March before the arrival of summer marks Maha Shivratri which means " The great Night of Shiva ". Unlike most Hindu festivals which are celebrated during the day, this festival is celebrated at night.It is a major festival in Hinduism, which marks a remembrance of" overcoming darkness  and ignorance" in life and the world. It is observed by remembering Shiva, chanting prayers and fasting. Most of the devotees keep awake all night, while others visit  Shiva temples to pray. Devotees fast all day and night and have food the next day morning. While others fast all day and have fruits or sweets / snacks in the night after offering to Lord Shiva. 

In Kashmir, Maha Shivratri is celebrated as HaraRatri. People believe that on this day Shiva is said to have appeared in the form…

Puff Pastry Fruit Tarts

Today's recipe is  made for a special person on her special day. My cute little princess my daughter 
"H"  who turned 8 last week is a big fan of whip cream and strawberries. So I thought why not make some thing special for her birthday with these 2 ingredients. Couple of weeks  ago my daughter  saw a picture of puff pastry fruit tarts on a magazine while we were waiting at doctor's office. I promised to make them for her once she gets well. I vaguely remember the recipe on the magazine but have managed  to make them with what ever I could recollect.

As " H's  " birthday was falling on weekend and also her first birthday in our new home she wanted to invite her old and new school friends for the party. We decorated the room with her this year's favorite character " Unicorn ". She had a lovely time with her friends and so did her friends. I couldn't make the fruit tarts for her friends as couple of them had berry allergies. So it was a si…

Chana dal Payasam / Senagapappu Payasam

Festivals in South India specially Andhra Pradesh, are incomplete without  payasam. Whether it is Sankranti , Diwali , Ganesh Chaturti or any other festival.  Payasam / Kheer / pudding originating from Indian subcontinent is made by boiling rice / dal / tapioca / vermicelli  with milk and sugar.  Adding cardamom powder and nuts to give it an extra flavor and taste. 

Makar Sankranti is a festival day in Hindi calendar observed every year in January. It marks the first day of sun's transit into the Makara Rashi ( Capricon ) marking the end of the month with the winter solstice and the start of longer days. Makara Sankranti is set by the solar calendar and is observed on a day which usually falls on 14th or 15th  January. This festival is dedicated to Hindu religious sun god Surya.  It is known by different names and celebrated with different customs in different parts of the country.

.  Makara Sankranti in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Maharastra
.  Makara Chaula in Odisha
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Stir Fried Broccoli

Broccoli is a edible green plant in the cabbage family whose large flowering head is eaten as vegetable. Broccoli has an impressive nutritional values. It is high in fiber, high in Vitamin C, A and B

6. It doesn't take much time to cook Broccoli, just steam it or roast with little salt and pepper or stir fry with garlic. Serve it with some baked or fried Chicken or fish, It  makes a perfect meal.  Tastes awesome when its cooked nice and tender, over cooked broccoli do not taste that great. 

Today for week 2,  day 3 of Blogging Marathon 96, you will be seeing a post about stir fried Broccoli with lots of Garlic. I have served it with some dal and roti for our dinner today. This recipes goes to my this week's theme- Easy dinner recipes.....


Broccoli florets 2 cups
Garlic minced / chopped 2 tablespoons
Crushed red pepper 1 spoon
Salt to taste
Oil 2 Tablespoons


In a non stick skillet or flat pan add 2 spoons oil.
Once the oil is hot add chopped garlic and saute for…